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Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is the body charged with the representation and administration of the company. Its basic role is the general supervision of the operations of Viscofan S.A. and, as required, the companies that make up the Group.

José Domingo de Ampuero y Osma

Executive director
Industrial Engineer from Bilbao's Higher School of Industrial Engineers and Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern California. Los Angeles. USA.
His extensive professional career has led him to hold various important positions, such as Vice-Chairman of Naviera Vizcaína, Chairman of S.A. de Alimentación, Vice-Chairman of BBVA Bancomer (México), Chairman of Bodegas y Bebidas, Vice-Chairman of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A., Vice-Chairman of Iberdrola, Chairman of Cementos Lemona S.A. and member of the Board of Directors of Tubacex S.A. and the Asociación para el Progreso de la Dirección.

He is currently Chairman of Autopista Vasco-Aragonesa S.A. and director of Corporación Financiera Alba.

Amongst other business activities, he is member of the Basque Business Circle, and its former chairman, member of the Board of Caridad de la Santa y Real Casa de Misericordia of Bilbao, and its former chairman.

He is the Executive Chairman of Viscofan S.A.

First appointment: 27/02/2009
Re-elections: 07/05/2009
Shares: 61,477
% Voting rights: 0.132%
First appointment: 27/February/2009
Last appointment: 12/April/2019

Ignacio Marco-Gardoqui Ibáñez
Vice Chairman

Independent director
Economics degree from Deusto University.
Mr. Marco-Gardoqui has a long professional career, he has worked for financial institutions, and his activities have covered teaching, consulting, and the press world, where he has a strong reputation for his active contribution as economic expert and columnist for Vocento Group.

He also has developed wide experience in several industrial companies, belonging to several Boards of Directors. Currently he is Director Minerales y Productos Derivados.

Until 2018 he has been member of the Board of Directors of Tubacex and Progénika Biopharma. Previously, he was member, amongst others, of the Board of Directors of Técnicas Reunidas, Banco del Comercio, IBV, Banco de Crédito Local, Schneider Electric España, Teknia Group, Iberdrola Ingeniería y Construcción (Iberinco SA) and was chairman of Naturgás.

He is member of the Board of Directors of Viscofan, S.A, member of its Audit Committee and member of its Appointments, Remuneration and Sustainability Committee.
Shares: 35,276
% Voting rights: 0.076%
First appointment: 15/December/2009
Last appointment: 24/April/2020

Jose Antonio Canales García

Executive Director
Degree in Economics and Business from Deusto Business School (Bilbao) and has completed an advanced course of studies in International Transport & Distribution at the London School of Foreign Trade.
He has acquired in-depth knowledge of the casing business as a result of his experience obtained in Viscofan Group, which he joined in 1996 as General Manager of Viscofan do Brazil, leading the expansion of Viscofan Group in South America until his appointment in 2006 as General Manager of Viscofan, S.A. and of the Group of companies of which it is the parent. He continues to hold this position today, from which he has become a key contributor to reinforce Viscofan leadership worldwide and international expansion.

He is a member of the advisory board of ABE Capital Partners and board member representing Viscofan Group in Fundación Cetena (CEMITEC) and he has been member of the Board of Directors of Maxam Corporation Holding, S.L. until 2019.

He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Asociación Centro Rafaela María de Acción Social, for the integration of people with disabilities in Vizcaya.

In 2014 he joined the Board of Directors of Viscofan S.A. as Executive Director.

First Appointment: 11/04/2014
Reelections: 25/05/2018
Shares: 25,622
% Voting rights: 0.055%
First appointment: 11/April/2014
Last appointment: 25/May/2018

José María Aldecoa Sagastasoloa
Lead Independent Director

Independent director
Technical Electronic Engineer from the University of Mondragón. Graduate from the Executive Management Programme at IESE.
Throughout his long professional career, he has held various posts at COPRECI (1971-1982). He was Managing Director of Fagor Electrónica and member of the Board of Directors of Fagor, S. Coop. (1982- 1991).

Between 1984 and 1991, he was Vice-Chairman of ANIEL (National Association of Electronic Industries) and member of the Board of Directors of the European Electronic Components Association (EECA).

From 1992, he held various positions at Mondragón Corporación as Vice chairman (1992-2006) leading component and automotive division (1992-1999) and, in 2007, he was appointed Chairman, a position he held until July 2012.

He has a wealth of experience in the international industrial world, especially in Asia, including the creation of Fagor Electrónica in Hong Kong and Thailand and the integration of production plants in the industrial park of Kunshan (China).

He has sat on the Board of Directors of various automotive and components companies (Copreci in Czech Republic and Mexico, Fagor Ederlan in Brazil and Slovakia, Paranoa-Cicautxo in Brazil, FPK, Chairman of Victorio Luzuriga), and he was director (1992-2006) and Chairman (2007-2012) of Mondragón Inversiones.

From 2012 to 2017 he was an independent director and member of the Delegated Committee of Gamesa Corporación Tecnológica, S.A.

He is member of the Board of Directors of Viscofan S.A., member of its Audit Committee, and its Appointments, Remuneration and Sustainability Committee. In 2014 he was appointed as Lead Independent Director.

First Appointment: 23/05/2012
Reelections: 25/05/2018
Shares: 1,000
% Voting rights: 0.002%
First appointment: 23/May/2012
Last appointment: 25/May/2018

Nestor Basterra Larroudé

Other External Director
Law degree and Economics graduate from the University of Deusto. He also holds an MBA from IESE.
He has spent most of his professional career working in banking, both internationally and in Spain, as head of the Capital Market and Corporate Banking departments in Bank of America and Banco Santander.

He is currently the Vice-chairman of Iberpapel Gestión S.A. and Board Member of Amistra SGIIC S.A.

He is member of the Board of Directors of Viscofan S.A. and of its Appointments, Remuneration and Sustainability Committee.

First Appointment: 29/07/97
Reelections: 05/05/03; 03/06/08; 11/04/14; 25/05/18
Shares: 212,452
% Voting rights: 0.457%
First appointment: 29/July/1997
Last appointment: 25/May/2018

Agatha Echevarría Canales

Other External Director
Law degree from ICADE (Universidad Pontificia de Comillas) and is a Business Studies graduate from the same university.
She has broad professional experience in a number of multi-nationals, including the audit firm Touche and Ross, S.A., British Petroleum España, S.A. and the investment bank Charterhouse Limited in which she was Managing Director and Director of its Spanish subsidiary, and founder and director of D+A Documentación y Análisis S.A.

She has acted as a business strategy adviser to family firms and is currently Director of Papelera Guipuzcoana de Zicuñaga, SA and Banca March and member if its audit committee and the Appointments and Corporate Governance committee.

She is member of the Board of Directors of Viscofan S.A. and of its Audit Committee.

First appointment: 28/01/99
Reelections: 05/05/03; 03/06/08; 11/04/14; 25/05/18
Shares: 42,869
% Voting rights: 0.092%
First appointment: 28/January/1999
Last appointment: 25/May/2018

Jaime Real de Asúa Arteche

Independent Director
Industrial engineer, specialising in industrial organisation from the ETSII (Bilbao).
He is currently Non Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Elecnor S.A., Chairman of its Executive Committee and member and secretary of its Appointments and Remuneration Committee. He is also Chairman of the Infrastructures Committee of Elecnor and Director of Enerfín Sociedad de Energía, S.L., which belong to the Elecnor Group, Vice chairman of Cantiles XXI, S.L, and Tasdey S.A. He is also member of the Advisory Board of BBVA for the Northern region.

He has also been Chairman and Director of Adhorna Prefabricación S.A. until its takeover merger by Elecnor in 2015 and Director of Celeo Concesiones e Inversiones, S.L.U. Furthermore, from 1987 to 2012 he was director of Internacional de Desarrollo Energético, S.A. (IDDE).

At the same time, from 1981 until 2011 he was linked to Grupo Cementos Portland Valderrivas, where he held different management positions and was a member of the Board of Directors of various companies of this Group.

He is member of the Board of Directors of Viscofan, S.A, and Chairman of its Appointments, Remuneration and Sustainability Committee.

First Appointment: 11/04/2014
Reelections: 25/05/2018
% Voting rights: 0%
First appointment: 11/April/2014
Last appointment: 25/May/2018

Juan March de la Lastra

Nominee Director
Degree in Administration and Business Management from Universidad Carlos III of Madrid. He has completed the Global Markets Training Program of J. P. Morgan and the Owner/President Management Program of Harvard Business School.
He gained his work experience at J.P. Morgan, London/Madrid.

He was General Manager and Chairman of March Asset Management SGIIC, Madrid.

He is currently Executive Chairman of Banca March S.A., Vice-Chairman of Corporación Financiera Alba and Board Member of the Juan March Foundation.

Likewise, he was member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of ACS, of the Board of Directors of Acerinox, S.A and of the Strategic Committee of Indra Sistemas, S.A.

Nominee Director of Viscofan, S.A, representing Corporación Financiera Alba S.A. and member of its Appointments, Remuneration and Sustainability Committee.
Shares: 14,140
% Voting rights: 0.030%
First appointment: 07/May/2015
Last appointment: 12/April/2019

Santiago Domecq Bohórquez

Nominee Director
He has studies at the School of Economic and Business Sciences of Universidad Pontificia Comillas-ICADE (Madrid) and at the School of Economic and Business Sciences of the University of Cádiz (UCA). Specialisation course in Managing Agrifood Companies (DEA) at the International Institute San Telmo (Seville).
Throughout his broad professional experience as a businessman he was, among others, Director of Coca-Cola Iberian Partners, S.L. until 2015, and prior to that, from 1997 Director of Refrescos Envasados del Sur, S.A. (RENDELSUR), company that joined Coca-Cola Iberian Partners S.L. in 2013. He was also a Director of Algar Aguas de Cádiz S.A.

Currently he is a Member of the Provincial Board of Cádiz, Member of the Natural Park of Los Alcornocales and Member of the Provincial Environment Council.

He is the Sole Director of Angustias y Sol, S.L and of its group of subsidiary companies operating in the financial, agriculture and livestock sectors, among others.

Nominee Director of Viscofan, representing Angustias y Sol S.L., and member of its Audit Committee
Shares: 2,332,500
% Voting rights: 5.020%
First appointment: 21/April/2016
Last appointment: 24/April/2020

Laura González-Molero

Independent director
Laura González-Molero holds a Degree in Pharmacy, industrial specialisation, from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and an Executive MBA from IE Business School awarded in 1999, and has taken advanced courses in prestigious international academic institutions such as Insead, IMD and Harvard.
She has held senior executive positions in major international corporations in the Healthcare and Chemical sectors in Europe and America.

She was Chairwoman for Latin America at Merck Serono Biopharmaceuticals and Bayer Healthcare, having resided in Brazil and the United States, where she was responsible for more than two thousand five hundred employees and managed business figures in excess of one billion dollars, which has made her an international benchmark in these sectors. Her work as an executive has been rewarded on numerous occasions.

She was an independent Director of Viscofan from 2010 to 2016, and a member of its Appointments and Remuneration Committee, where she carried out an important job promoting and consolidating the functions of this Committee, as well as contributing diversity to the Board's decision-making through her participation in the various debates and deliberations where her criteria and opinion have contributed to the development of the Viscofan Group until the end of her mandate as an independent Director in 2016, when her professional commitments prevented her from considering her renewal as a Director.

She is currently an independent Director of Acerinox SA, Ezentis SA and Bankia SA, Chairwoman of ApD (association for the management progess )member of the Advisory Board of ISS in Spain, a member of Women Corporate Director and International Women Forum, among others.

She is member of the Board of Directors of Viscofan, S.A. and member of its Audit Committee of which she is Chairwoman.
% Voting rights: 0%
First appointment: 25/May/2018
Last appointment: 25/May/2018

Carmen de Pablo Redondo

Independent Director
Bachelor in Business Administration from CUNEF and MBA from Tuck Business School in Dartmouth (USA).
She has an extensive professional career in corporate finance, M&A, capital markets and corporate development, as well as in financial management, currently holding the position of Financial Director (CFO) of the Gestamp Group and member of its management committee. Thus holding a consolidated work experience an insightful knowledge of the industrial sector, specially in the automotive, energy and renewables fields.

She began her professional career in auditing at EY and was an associate at McKinsey. Prior to joining Gestamp, she worked for more than 15 years in investment banking, in London and Madrid, at JP Morgan, Lehman Brothers and Morgan Stanley, where she was Executive Director of Investment Banking.

She has executive training from UCLA Anderson School of Management and ESADE.

She is a member of the Board of Directors of Viscofan and a member of the Audit Committee.
% Voting rights: 0%
First appointment: 24/April/2020
Last appointment: 24/April/2020

José Antonio Cortajarena Manchado
Secretary non-director

Law degree from the Basque Country University and Master’s degree in Corporate Legal Services. IE Business Law. State Lawyer (on leave).
Lawyer with extensive experience in different areas of Law (mainly corporate governance, capital markets, M&A, contracting, arbitration and litigation) from holding the position of General Secretary and Vice Secretary of the Board of Directors of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy S.A. (formerly Gamesa Corporación Tecnológica S.A, 2007- 2017) and for his active service as a State lawyer (1998-2007) and lawyer for EY Legal (1990-1993). As a member of Gamesa’s senior management, he was also appointed Corporate General Manager of the Group (2013-2017).

He has also been a member of various collegiate bodies and Boards of Directors in public sector organisations and companies and has provided advisory services as secretary of their governing bodies.

In his teaching activity he has been a professor, among others, at the School of Legal Practice of the University of Navarre and member of its Office for Professional Guidance and is the author of several monographs and articles in several legal publications.



Within the Board of directors and by delegation, the Board of Directors has created different commissions.

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